Onion, like garlic, comes from Allium family. It is rich in sulfur-containing compounds that are responsible for their pungent odors and for many of their health-promoting effects. Recent research indicates that onions contain quercitin, a bioflavonoid with antioxidant properties. Sulphur compounds and flavanoids in onion provides a natural antibiotic effect.
1. FIGHT OFF FEVER
Cut up a few thin slices of onion, rub the bottom of your feet with coconut oil, and put a thin slice onto the arch of each foot. Wrap your feet with cling wrap and wear socks overnight to allow the onion to help the body draw out unwanted toxins, pulling out fever.
2. ONION POULTICE TO CLEAR CHEST CONGESTION
Slice 2 peeled onions thinly. Steam for about few minutes, or until soft. Then, spread the onions out in the middle of a clean cotton towel. Fold the towel and tie it off with a string or a rubber band so that none of the onions can leak out. Apply it as warm as possible on the chest/throat area. Leave it on for a while, at least 15 minutes. The onion poultice often quickly induces a productive cough. Allow yourself to cough up as much phlegm as you can.
3. RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS
4. RELIEVE EAR PAIN & INFECTION
For ear pain or an ear infection, chop an onion and put it into a thin sock. Place the flattened onion sock over your troubled ear and hold it in place. Remove it when the pain subsides.
5. NAUSEA AND VOMITING
Press one white or yellow onion to drain it’s juice. Brew a strong cup of peppermint tea and let it cool. First you should drink 2 teaspoons of the onion juice and wait 5 minutes. Then, Drink 2 teaspoons of the cool peppermint tea and wait 5 minutes. Repeat again both procedures. Vomiting should stop immediately and the nausea should go away within 15 minutes.
6. URINARY TRACT INFECTION
Boil some onion in water till half of the water evaporated. Sieve the onion water, leave to cool and drink. The anti-bacterial properties help to relieve the burning sensation in urination.
7. HEAL CUTS
The skin of an onion can help stop light to moderate bleeding. It will also act as an antiseptic for the wound, warding off bacteria and a possible infection.
8. HAIR GROWTH
Onion’s potential as a potent home remedy for hair loss has also been studied scientifically. It has been shown that applying onion juice and consuming onions is helpful in controlling hair loss and other problems related to hair such as dandruff, fungal infections and yeast infections.